Raleigh, North Carolina— Hardison & Cochran, Attorneys at Law is pleased to announce that attorneys Benjamin. T. Cochran and Carter Whittington are recognized in the 2023 edition of The Best Lawyers in America.
A Board Certified Specialist in North Carolina Workers’ Compensation Law, Mr. Cochran is listed in The Best Lawyers in America 2023 in the “Workers’ Compensation – Claimants” practice area. A listing in Best Lawyers, a peer-review publication, is considered a notable professional honor conferred on an attorney by his or her legal peers.
Mr. Whittington is recognized by Best Lawyers as One to Watch in 2023 in the area of workers’ compensation – claimants law. Best Lawyers’ “Ones to Watch” recognitions are typically awarded to younger attorneys who are earlier in their legal careers.
Mr. Cochran and Mr. Whittington both focus on workers’ compensation law and represent injured workers who are having difficulty obtaining workers’ compensation benefits after sustaining serious work-related injuries or illnesses in North Carolina.
Most employers in North Carolina are required to carry workers’ compensation insurance to protect employees. Workers’ compensation insurance is intended to pay the cost of medical care of injured employees and replace a portion of workers’ lost income after an on-the-job injury or illness. Sometimes, however, businesses and insurance administrators dispute valid workplace injury claims and injured workers need help obtaining the full benefits they should receive according to law.
Both attorneys have previously been recognized in The Best Lawyers in America.
Mr. Cochran has been listed in each edition of The Best Lawyers in America since 2014. Mr. Cochran is the managing partner of Hardison & Cochran, which has offices in Raleigh, Durham, Fayetteville, Dunn, Greensboro, Southern Pines, Wilmington, and Greenville, North Carolina. He is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Campbell University’s Norman Adrian Wiggins School of Law.
Mr. Whittington was previously listed in Best Lawyers’ Ones to Watch in 2021.
Mr. Whittington grew up in Winston-Salem and graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He began working at Hardison & Cochran while he was a third-year law student at Campbell University’s Norman Adrian Wiggins School of Law. After graduating with honors and receiving his J.D. in 2016, he joined the law firm as a full-time attorney.
Best Lawyers’ peer-reviewed listings are published in nearly 70 countries around the world. The Best Lawyers’ selection process is designed to obtain a consensus opinion from among leading lawyers in the geographic region and legal practice area through a survey about the professional abilities of their colleagues.
Best Lawyers partners with U.S. News & World Report, which is known for its rankings of colleges and universities, to rank law firms in the United States.
Hardison & Cochran was named in the 2021 edition of U.S. News—Best Lawyers’ Best Law Firms in the field of Workers’ Compensation—claimants for the Raleigh metropolitan area. The attorneys at Hardison & Cochran have achieved a number of sizable settlements and court awards on behalf of injured workers. Take a look at our case results. Former cases are not predictive of the results of future cases, but they do reflect the effort our attorneys exert to achieve the best results possible for our clients.
In addition to workers’ compensation, Hardison & Cochran’s practice areas include representing people injured in car accidents, truck accidents, motorcycle accidents, pedestrian accidents, boating accidents, dog bites, dangerous drugs, defective medical devices, nursing home neglect and abuse, and Social Security Disability.
The attorneys and staff at Hardison & Cochran concentrate on helping people in North Carolina who have suffered an injury through no fault of their own and need help getting back on their feet. We represent injured people, not big corporations or insurance companies. The law firm seeks to provide compassionate client service and enjoys an outstanding reputation in the North Carolina legal community.